Podcasts have become a popular avenue to indulge in everything from sports to literary fiction to pop culture.
That little app on your iPhone or Android (that you may have deleted or moved to a random folder) holds hours of audio leisure. They can also be found on Spotify + dozens of podcast-specific apps. Much like how Netflix or Hulu offer series to binge, podcasts deliver a series of “episodes” or audio files that you can listen to at your own pace.
Whether you’re a newbie or a fifth-generation Madisonian, here are just a few local podcasts to fill your day.
🎧 Forward’s Backwards Pod | Join Keith Poniewaz and Dan Fallon for an in-depth + unofficial look at Forward Madison FC.
🎧 Real Estate in the 608 | Join Ben Anton and Adam Elliot as they dig deep into all the aspects of Madison home + rental property ownership
🎧 The Mid-West Farm Report | Pam Jahnke shares the latest farm news impacting the state of Wisconsin.
🎧 Innovate 608 | Tune in to hear about all the bold new things happening in Madison and Wisconsin surrounding entrepreneurship + the community.
🎧 Wisco Legacy | Join host Cory Kundert as they interview interesting, inspiring, and successful people with connections to Wisconsin and how living here has shaped their life + career.
🎧 Madison Story Slam | Host Adam Rostad shares funny stories, sad stories + the occasional dramatic story.
🎧 Tone Madison | A podcast that reports and comments on the arts in Madison.
🎧 Crippled System | A gaming group in Madison that specializes in multiple board games, video games + entertainment.
🎧 On Wisconsin Podcasts | Get an inside look at Wisconsin football + all things Wisconsin Badgers.
🎧 The Madison Police Department Podcast | The Madison Police Chief talks about policing in Madison while addressing topical issues.
🎧 The Madsplainer | The Capital Times breaks down complicated issues affecting Madisonians.
🎧 Wild Wisconsin: Off The Record | The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources official podcast that discusses all things outdoors across the state.
🎧 I Love Madison Podcast | Meet people of Madison and fall in love with your city, no matter if you’re brand new or a longtime local.
🎧 The Camp: A Wisconsin Badgers Football Podcast | A podcast focused on Wisconsin football hosted by the Wisconsin Sports Zone Network’s Zach Heilprin + The Athletic’s Jesse Temple.
🎧 The Cabin Podcast | The official Discover Wisconsin podcast that talks about all things Wisconsin, from bucket list items to hidden gems.
🎧 City of Madison Podcasts | From city hall meetings to Alcohol License Review Committee hearings, this list of audio files from the City of Madison has it all for your civic updates.
🎧 Black Oxygen | A place where Angela Russell — a Black woman based in Wisconsin — comes to breathe, connect, and restore by hearing and listening to Black folks in their shared journey of life.
🎧 Madison’s Everyday Engineering | The official podcast of the City of Madison Engineering Division where Public Information Officer Hannah Mohelnitzky discusses city infrastructure + other city-related topics.
🎧 Gimme Some Truth | Financial planning and investing advice for everyday life from the Monroe Street-based Walkner Condon Financial Advisors.
Are there any Madison-centered or Wisconsin podcasts we missed? Let us know about them so we can add them to our list.